Published by The Folio Society, London, 2008. The book is in very good condition with pictorial front board and gilt lettering to spine, tight binding and pages are clean, as well as bright. The book comes with its slipcase which has some slight damage and bump to the corners (this is pictured).
For all those readers curious to read the actual texts of the Gnostic Gospels, this is the definitive collection of all the Gnostic Gospels and Gospel-like texts.
Marvin Meyer, premier scholar of Gnostic and other Christian literature outside the New Testament, presents every Gnostic Gospel and Jesus text with a brilliant overall introduction, introductions to each text, and notes that explain everything the reader needs to know to understand the text.
He includes his latest translations of not only the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Philip, the Gospel of Mary, but other texts such as the Secret Book of John, which some scholars regard as the second part of the New Testament Gospel of John. The material is largely from the discovery at Nag Hammadi, freshly translated and introduced, but also includes texts found elsewhere.
For those wanting to learn more after reading The Da Vinci Code. This book provides the definitive next book for those looking for expert presentation of the alternative Gnostic stream of Christianity, in which there is no talk of crucifixion and Mary Magdalene is presented as the disciple that Jesus loved best.
The Gnostic Gospels by Marvin Meyer
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